The World Car Awards named its 2022 winners at a ceremony throughout this 12 months’s New York Auto Show. As a testomony as to how the world’s automotive market is shifting from combustion to electrification, and demonstrating how emission-free cars are equal or higher than their gasoline or diesel counterparts, pure-electric autos took house many of the prestigious awards.
The prime award — World Car of the Year — went to the Hyundai Ioniq 5, an all-electric SUV from a Korean automaker. The spectacular Ioniq 5 took house two further awards, incomes the consideration for World Electric Vehicle of the Year and World Car Design of the Year.
The World Luxury Car of the Year went to the Mercedes-Benz EQS, a premium all-electric sedan from the German automaker. Another all-electric German car — the Audi E-Tron GT — gained World Performance Car of the Year honors. The World Urban Car of the Year award went to the Toyota Yaris Cross, a Japanese subcompact providing not offered within the North America market.
Launched in 2004, the annual World Car Awards is celebrating its 18th 12 months. According to a Cision Insight’s 2021 media report, it’s the primary awards program on the planet for the ninth consecutive 12 months by way of media attain and evaluation of twenty-five prime world markets. This 12 months’s jury is comprised of 103 skilled automotive journalists — a various group from all around the globe — who’re tasked with testing, reviewing, and voting for one of the best car in every class.
“It is the mission of the World Car Awards and its 100+ global jurors to recognize, reward and inspire automotive excellence, leadership and innovation in a rapidly changing automotive industry on a global scale,” says the group. For extra info, go to the World Car Awards.